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Hi I'm Nathan Linville

I am a mechanical engineering student at Utah State University. I love finding out how things work, especially the gospel.

About Me

I have been raised by a God loving family, and I am the oldest child. I am a rugby fan and an Engineering student. I love reading. I speak three languages. Much of my life could be defined by my love of God. I have always felt His presence in my life, though for many years I denied it. He has always lifted me up, though I have not always deserved it. I owe everything I am to Him. Most of my time now is spent on school and work. I am a full time student working part time to pay for rent. I almost never have time to sleep. That's college life though. When I get free time, I like to find ways to serve people, or improve my situation. I work on my own cars. I fix my own bike. I hunt and fish. I talk of Christ. I want to be more like Him. I have been part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life, so I was excited to be recommended as one worthy to represent the church for as a full time missionary when I turned 18. I spent 11 months in Kansas, and 13 months in Brazil teaching Christ's gospel to all who would hear. Now I am in college. I hope to one day be a husband and father and engineer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I absolutely love it! It is the best thing in my life. I was lucky enough to have parents who were already members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and they have taught me about Christ throughout my life. For a while, I tried leaving the church behind to be more like everyone else, and I forsook many of my values. It was one of the loneliest times of my life. I did not have the influence of the Savior in my life, and i was miserable. Then my family moved and i got a chance to start over. As soon as i started praying, and reading my scriptures again I felt like a new person, and since then I have never turned my back on the church. When I follow the guidance of the Prophets in the Bible, The Book of Mormon, and modern days I feel happy like I will never be sad again. When i live Christ's teachings, there is nothing in the world that can go wrong. I have studied the Book of Mormon for countless hours and I absolutely know that it was inspired by God and translated by His power. I have no doubt of this because even when i read it for only a few minutes, it fills me with joy and turns away any thoughts of sin. I know it is the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and it compliments The Holy Bible. I have found this out through personal prayer and revelation from God. I'm a Mormon because I know with all my heart that the messages that this church teaches are true, and I cannot deny it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith the only way I can. I do my best to be an example of Christ. I know I am not perfect, but I try my hardest to live by his teachings. To stay strong in church, I pray to my Heavenly Father every night, and whenever I am in need. I read from my scriptures every day to learn more about Jesus Christ. I attend church meetings every Sunday. I am now a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I will be serving the people in Fortaleza, Brazil, and inviting them to come unto Christ.

How does the Church finance its operations?

Nathan Linville
All of the churches finances come from the voluntary donations of its members. The church asks for a tithe of 10% of all of our income. Many members give this 10% tithe as well as donations to the church relief fund, the church missionary fund, and others. Every first Sunday of the month, the member around the world fast, or go without food and water for 24 hours, to ask God for special help that we need. We donate at least the amount of money we would have spent on food to the church for the aid of the poor and needy. Show more Show less